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Lamar County, Mississippi (MS)

County population in 2014: 60,099 (50% urban, 50% rural); it was 39,070 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 9,305
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,091
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 10,912
Renter-occupied apartments: 7,146 (it was 3,484 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

30%

Land area: 497 sq. mi.

Water area: 3.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 121 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Lamar County: 83.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (25.6%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (14.5%), Construction (12.7%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (11.7%), Educational, health and social services (11.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 80%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 20%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Lamar County, Mississippi:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (76.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (19.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.2%)
  • Asian alone (1.2%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
Median resident age:  33.0 years
Mississippi median age:  36.0 years
Males: 29,066  (48.4%)
Females: 31,033  (51.6%)

Lamar County,MS real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Lamar County:

2.0 people
Mississippi:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $48,101 ($37,628 in 1999)

This county:

$48101
Mississippi:

$37963

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $644 (lower quartile is $511, upper quartile is $807)
This county:

$644
State:

$529


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $159,962 (it was $86,000 in 2000)
Lamar:

$159,962
Mississippi:

$97,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $100,736 - $242,809
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,271
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $334

Institutionalized population: 287

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 15
  • Robberies: 7
  • Assaults: 17
  • Burglaries: 261
  • Thefts: 388
  • Auto thefts: 29

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 21
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 14
  • Burglaries: 231
  • Thefts: 397
  • Auto thefts: 52
Lamar County, MS map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 19 buildings, average cost: $110,600
  • 2008: 25 buildings, average cost: $110,900
  • 2009: 12 buildings, average cost: $112,100
  • 2010: 22 buildings, average cost: $108,700
  • 2011: 9 buildings, average cost: $69,800
  • 2012: 22 buildings, average cost: $97,700
  • 2013: 33 buildings, average cost: $97,400
  • 2014: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,262 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $807 (0.6%)

Lamar County household income distribution in 2009 Lamar County home values distribution Lamar County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.3%
(11.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.6% for Black residents, 43.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 13.8% for American Indian residents, 36.0% for other race residents, 48.1% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.9%
Lamar County:

17.9%
Mississippi:

24.0%
(12.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.2% for Black residents, 42.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 13.9% for American Indian residents, 39.3% for other race residents, 57.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 33 years old
(Males: 31 years old, Females: 35 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 36 years old, Black residents: 28 years old, American Indian residents: 33 years old, Asian residents: 28 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 38 years old)

Area name: Hattiesburg, MS MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lamar County is $444 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $528 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $769 a month.

Cities in this county include: West Hattiesburg, Lumberton, Purvis, Arnold Line, Sumrall.

Lamar County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Neighboring counties: Berrien County, Georgia , Clinch County, Georgia , Jones County , Newton County, Texas , San Saba County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.5%
Mississippi:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 2,681
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 26.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 424 (58% naturalized citizens)

Lamar County:

1.1%
Whole state:

1.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 90
  • 1990 to 1994: 82
  • 1985 to 1989: 50
  • 1980 to 1984: 27
  • 1975 to 1979: 55
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 58
  • 1965 to 1969: 62

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 39.7%

Lamar County marital status for males Lamar County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 10,812
  • One, attached: 166
  • Two: 381
  • 3 or 4: 425
  • 5 to 9: 560
  • 10 to 19: 215
  • 20 or more: 374
  • Mobile homes: 2,456
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 44

Housing units in Lamar County with a mortgage: 5,213 (565 second mortgage, 292 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,501

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

62.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lamar County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant26,27138
Mainline Protestant3,01113
Catholic4191
Other3081
Black Protestant-1
None25,649-
Lamar County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Lamar County:

1.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.42 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
Lamar County:

5.67 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 32
This county:

6.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Lamar County:

9.9%
Mississippi:

12.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Lamar County:

31.7%
State:

33.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.9%
State:

14.4%

Agriculture in Lamar County:

Average size of farms: 133 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $49,430
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $224.33
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.95%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 92.93%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $37,659
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 11.74%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $31,932
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 96.11%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 24.50
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.76%
Corn for grain: 405 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 180 harvested acres
Vegetables: 323 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 729 acres

Earthquake activity:

Lamar County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Mississippi state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 130.5 miles away from Lamar County center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 237.6 miles away from the county center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi) earthquake occurred 383.5 miles away from the county center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 200.1 miles away from the county center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 134.9 miles away from Lamar County center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 198.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • MississippiHurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1604): August 29, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1604, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • MississippiHurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 27, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3213): August 28, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3213, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • MississippiHurricane Dennis, Incident Period: July 10, 2005 to July 15, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1594): July 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1594, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • MississippiTornadoes and Severe Storms, Incident Period: February 16, 2001 to March 15, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1360): February 23, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1360, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • MississippiHurricane Georges, Incident Period: September 28, 1998 to October 5, 1998, Emergency Declared (EM-3132): September 28, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3132, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • MississippiHurricane Georges, Incident Period: September 25, 1998 to October 5, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1251): October 1, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1251, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • MississippiSEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, TORNADOES, Incident Period: April 16, 1983, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-678): April 16, 1983, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-678, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • MississippiHURRICANE FREDERIC, Incident Period: September 13, 1979, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-599): September 13, 1979, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-599, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • MississippiDrought and Freezing, Incident Period: February 22, 1977, Emergency Declared (EM-3032): February 22, 1977, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3032, Natural disaster type: Freeze, Drought
  • MississippiHURRICANE CAMILLE, Incident Period: August 18, 1969, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-271): August 18, 1969, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-271, Natural disaster type: Hurricane

The number of natural disasters in Lamar County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Vietnam (18%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (17%)
  • Germany (8%)
  • United Kingdom (7%)
  • Philippines (7%)
  • India (6%)
  • Canada (6%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Lamar County (%):

  • United States or American (34%)
  • English (11%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • German (7%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Lamar County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 15,104 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 1,926 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 70 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 8 (0%)
  • Taxi: 21 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 17 (0%)
  • Walked: 195 (1%)
  • Other means: 163 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 463 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Lamar County, Mississippi in 2000:

  • 135 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 120 people in nursing homes
  • 91 people in other group homes
  • 68 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 30 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally retarded

People in group quarters in Lamar County, Mississippi in 2010:

  • 157 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 130 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 31 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 20 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $60,663.

11.65% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,441 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.65%
Mississippi average:

6.70%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
8.33% relocated from other counties in Mississippi ($22,667 average AGI)
3.32% relocated from other states ($14,774 average AGI)
Lamar County:

3.32%
Mississippi average:

2.79%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Forrest County, MS  3.70% ($28,405 average AGI)
from Marion County, MS  0.45% ($38,148)
from Jones County, MS  0.45% ($30,475)
from Harrison County, MS  0.32% ($31,421)
from Pearl River County, MS  0.26% ($28,723)
from Perry County, MS  0.25% ($23,467)
from Covington County, MS  0.23% ($38,488)


10.73% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($25,950 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.73%
Mississippi average:

6.88%


0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($368 average AGI)
Lamar County:

0.08%
Mississippi average:

0.06%

7.17% relocated to other counties in Mississippi ($11,474 average AGI)
3.47% relocated to other states ($14,108 average AGI)
Lamar County:

3.47%
Mississippi average:

2.96%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Forrest County, MS  3.39% ($27,369 average AGI)
to Jones County, MS  0.47% ($31,602)
to Harrison County, MS  0.38% ($36,030)
to Marion County, MS  0.29% ($-305,667)
to Rankin County, MS  0.29% ($40,804)
to Covington County, MS  0.21% ($34,895)
to Hinds County, MS  0.21% ($34,297)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.8

Births per 1000 population in Lamar County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 6.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Lamar County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Lamar County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lamar County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lamar County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 6,217 (4,930 aged, 1,287 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,070 (14%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Lamar County, Mississippi in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (447)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (391)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (283)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (281)
  • Congestive heart failure (255)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (218)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (178)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (96)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (87)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (87)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.31
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 19707.83
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 487.730
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 77238.69

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1636.180
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 762.060
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 2.24

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 10.84
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 76.21

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6.72

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 112.1. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 81.5
  • Other - 30.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 55,320
  • In family households: 46,434 (10,363 male householders, 4,416 female householders)
    10,955 spouses, 16,822 children (15,478 natural, 363 adopted, 981 stepchildren), 1,276 grandchildren, 459 brothers or sisters, 324 parents, 557 other relatives, 1,000 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 8,886 (3,192 male householders (2,297 living alone)), 3,571 female householders (2,890 living alone)), 2,123 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 338 (287 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 6,091 2-persons, 3,626 3-persons, 2,981 4-persons, 1,405 5-persons, 466 6-persons, 210 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,187 1-person, 1,190 2-persons, 267 3-persons, 94 4-persons, 14 5-persons, 7 6-persons, 4 7-or-more-persons.

7,901 married couples with children.
2,075 single-parent households (389 men, 1,686 women).

96.7% of residents of Lamar County speak English at home.
1.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (70% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (66% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (63% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $123,661,000 ($2858 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $4,288,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $68,574,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $29,939,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $765,000
Federal grants: $20,894,000
Federal procurement contracts: $673,000 ($11,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,815,000 ($16,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,067,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $19,059,000
Federal Government insurance: $11,901,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 3,413
Here:

76 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,544
Here:

35 per 1000 residents
State:

51 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +53
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +3,688
Here +83 per 1000 residents
State -4 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Lamar County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.61 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

5.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 718
  • 2000 to 2004: 7,912
  • 1990 to 1999: 5,850
  • 1980 to 1989: 4,069
  • 1970 to 1979: 3,165
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,107
  • 1950 to 1959: 652
  • 1940 to 1949: 354
  • 1939 or earlier: 394
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lamar County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 109
  • 3 rooms: 361
  • 4 rooms: 1,029
  • 5 rooms: 2,563
  • 6 rooms: 2,744
  • 7 rooms: 1,923
  • 8 rooms: 1,073
  • 9+ rooms: 1,102
  • 1 room: 86
  • 2 rooms: 148
  • 3 rooms: 470
  • 4 rooms: 1,240
  • 5 rooms: 776
  • 6 rooms: 464
  • 7 rooms: 206
  • 8 rooms: 69
  • 9+ rooms: 25
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lamar County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 54
  • 1 bedroom: 192
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,668
  • 3 bedrooms: 6,173
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,516
  • 5+ bedrooms: 309
  • no bedroom: 91
  • 1 bedroom: 501
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,652
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,051
  • 4 bedrooms: 189
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Lamar County, Mississippi in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 349
  • 1 vehicle: 2,679
  • 2 vehicles: 5,116
  • 3 vehicles: 2,018
  • 4 vehicles: 502
  • 5+ vehicles: 248
  • no vehicle: 311
  • 1 vehicle: 1,547
  • 2 vehicles: 1,335
  • 3 vehicles: 245
  • 4 vehicles: 32
  • 5+ vehicles: 14

51% of Lamar County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 64% lived in Mississippi.

Lamar County:

51.4%
State average:

59.0%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 28156
  • Northeast: 544
  • Midwest: 1551
  • South: 7362
  • West: 814

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $65,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lamar County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (56.6%)
  • Utility gas (21.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18.8%)
  • Wood (2.3%)
  • Electricity (71.1%)
  • Utility gas (20.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 472
Here:

9.2%
Mississippi:

10.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 165
Here:

6.9%
Mississippi:

10.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 187
Here:

8.0%
Mississippi:

12.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Lamar County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $8,701,000
    Police Protection: $3,409,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,699,000
    Financial Administration: $1,599,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,150,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,101,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,000,000
    Local Fire Protection: $734,000
    Central Staff Services: $700,000
    Parks and Recreation: $594,000
    Health - Other: $480,000
    General - Other: $419,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $227,000
    Libraries: $156,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $92,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,496,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Other Higher Education: $371,000
    Parks and Recreation: $76,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $986,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,391,000

Lamar County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $460,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $306,000
    Health and Hospitals: $45,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,274,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $626,000
    Sale of Property: $499,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $332,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,912,000
    Highways: $1,142,000
    All Other: $332,000
    Health and Hospitals: $206,000
  • Tax - Property: $16,686,000
    Other License: $466,000

Lamar County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $13,050,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,954,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,117,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $10,630,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,420,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,837,000

Lamar County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $229,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,105,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,630,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 918
  • Number of aged recipients: 102
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 816
  • Number of recipients under 18: 202
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 532
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 184
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 341
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 398
Lamar County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Lamar County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED279$160,753381$163,5091,239$165,023110$58,2006$706,167226$139,664112$30,839
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED10$156,80024$99,87572$163,5567$129,2860$04$100,50013$46,231
APPLICATIONS DENIED59$138,814123$67,772292$167,70279$29,4680$027$75,63081$40,222
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN38$145,44748$166,417211$173,07612$42,8331$300,00019$121,7896$29,833
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS9$148,4448$98,50046$155,3266$78,5000$02$17,0006$58,333
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED47$201,19154$180,2043$173,333
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED14$197,92918$196,7782$121,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$251,33310$166,4000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$176,0004$267,7500$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$225,0002$184,0000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Lamar County, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James28170.1 years
Mary21376.5 years
William20674.5 years
John20473.5 years
Robert14470.5 years
Charles10470.2 years
George9472.9 years
Willie8376.6 years
Thomas7672.5 years
Annie6380.2 years
Most common last names in Lamar County, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith18274.4 years
Davis14873.2 years
Lee12174.2 years
Lott11874.0 years
Johnson10976.1 years
Jones10275.2 years
Anderson8375.8 years
Ladner8072.5 years
Williams7973.3 years
Miller5974.9 years
Businesses in Lamar County, MS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Little Caesars Pizza1
Academy Sports + Outdoors1Lowe's1
Ace Hardware2Marriott1
Advance Auto Parts1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Aeropostale1Maurices1
American Eagle Outfitters1McDonald's3
Applebee's1Men's Wearhouse2
Arby's1Microtel1
Ashley Furniture1Motherhood Maternity1
AutoZone2New Balance2
Baskin-Robbins1New York & Co1
Bath & Body Works1Nike7
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nissan1
Blockbuster1Office Depot1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Old Navy1
Burger King1Outback1
CVS1Outback Steakhouse1
Charlotte Russe1Pac Sun1
Chevrolet1Papa John's Pizza1
Chick-Fil-A2Payless1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Penske2
Circle K1PetSmart1
Cold Stone Creamery1Pier 1 Imports1
Comfort Suites1Pizza Hut2
Curves1Popeyes1
Days Inn1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Decora Cabinetry1RadioShack2
Domino's Pizza2Red Lobster1
DressBarn1Rue211
Dressbarn1Ryan's Grill1
FedEx13Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Finish Line1SAS Shoes1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1SONIC Drive-In4
Foot Locker1Sam's Club1
Ford1Sears2
Forever 211Shoe Carnival1
GNC1Spencer Gifts1
GameStop2Sprint Nextel1
Gap1Starbucks2
Gymboree1Subway9
H&R Block2Super 81
Hardee's1T-Mobile4
Haworth1T.G.I. Driday's1
Hilton1T.J.Maxx1
Hobby Lobby1Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn2Talbots1
Hollister Co.1Target1
Home Depot1The Athlete's Foot1
Hot Topic1Toys"R"Us1
Hyundai1U-Haul3
JCPenney1UPS9
JoS. A. Bank1Vans1
Jones New York2Verizon Wireless3
Journeys1Victoria's Secret1
Justice1Waffle House1
KFC2Walgreens1
Kohl's1Walmart2
Lane Bryant1

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